I’ll Change for You
Daylight Savings has really messed up my mood. No one wants to walk home from work in the dark, but last night at Carol Bove’s studio, I ate my words whole. The current Venice Biennale participant and SculptureCenter board president had rearranged her massive Red Hook studio in order to make room for the SculptureCenter’s annual gala. The mood was jolly and the lights were low.
The evening’s honorees, Nairy Baghramian and SculptureCenter former executive director and chief curator Mary Ceruti, were present and beaming—welcoming the institution’s new executive Christian Rattemeyer, who had started four days prior. Rattemeyer answered their excitement with a heartfelt toast to Ceruti and the role she has played in shaping the institution, as well as his own appreciation for radical work.
By the time the pumpkin pie was served, I had already teared up twice. I stepped out for a cigarette, and to admire Jamian Juliano-Villani‘s glittering skirt (a recommended Amazon purchase). Light comes in many forms.